The leaders of the House and Senate are visiting Israel as part of a delegation organized by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.
House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed were invited to take part in the trip. The Jewish Alliance is paying their expenses.
The week-long mission is meant to build potential partnerships with Israel and to exchange information on government, education, and entrepreneurship.
The itinerary includes visits to historic sites like the Dead Sea and Nazareth. Also on the schedule is a meeting at the US Embassy, a military briefing, and a visit to a memorial for victims of the Holocaust.
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